While everybody loves discounts and special offers, things are a little different when it comes to roofing. It’s definitely satisfying when a roofing company comes back with a rock-bottom estimate for your project, but it’s important to be careful – that low price can sometimes translate into inferior roofing materials. Before choosing materials for your next roofing project, you should first understand why quality matters, and why it’s important to choose the best.

Why It Doesn’t Pay to ‘Go Cheap’ When It Comes to Your Roof

Your Roof’s Purpose

The main purpose of your roof is to protect your home and family from the elements. Not only do the shingles that cover your roof shield your home from damaging UV rays, your roof as a whole protects against harsh winds, excessive heat and all forms of moisture. When the right materials are used, the roofing, insulation and other components of your roofing system also help regulate the temperature of your home, preventing cool air from leaking out in the summer and warm air from escaping in the winter. In order to do this effectively, however, all materials used must be able to stand firm against the elements and meet the right quality standards. GAF Advanced Protection® Shingles with GAF Dura Grip™ Adhesive are an example of shingles that are engineered to endure.

How to Ensure You Get High-Quality Materials

When selecting materials for your roof, look at more than just the price tag. Consider how the roof will look, the maintenance needs of various materials, the overall cost the roof and its value as a long-term investment. Be diligent in doing your research and partnering with a trustworthy roofing professional who understands your needs and has a reputation for excellence in service and workmanship. If you’re not sure of the appropriate price range for the material you want, getting quotes from several different reputable roofers will help give you a better idea of project costs. Strive to examine the project from all angles, and remember that working with a quality roofer is just as essential as choosing quality materials for your roofing system.

Comparing Materials

The type of material you ultimately choose for your roof is a huge variable in the final cost. Wood, metal, asphalt, slate, clay and concrete are all viable options for roofing materials, each with their own pros and cons. Price, installation time and ongoing maintenance needs will vary with each material, so be sure to carefully consider all aspects of the various materials as you go through the decision-making process. Take a look at the high-quality roofing shingles and materials available from GAF which are known for toughness and durability, and don’t be shy about turning to your chosen roofing expert with any questions you may have about the installation, maintenance and longevity of different types of materials.

Got Questions?

Your roof is one of the biggest and most important home investments you’ll ever make, and all aspects of the project should be carefully considered before making any decisions. For questions about the roofing process and information on how to receive a free roof replacement estimate from Muth & Company Roofing, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (614) 682-3060.

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